During their time as The Revival in WWE, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler were already regarded as one of the top teams in the company. However, Harwood has revealed that their salary didn’t reflect the work they did.
After a hugely successful run in NXT, Harwood and Wheeler – then going by Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder respectively – joined the Raw roster in 2017. Over the following years, they became a popular and heavily featured part of the Tag Team Division and won the Raw Tag Titles twice as well as having a reign with the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
Dax Harwood reveals salary on main WWE roster
While fans might think the multi-time Tag Team Champions would have a salary to reflect that position, Harwood says that wasn’t really the case.
Speaking on his FTR podcast, the now-AEW star explained that he had the most matches in WWE during 2019, but his contract was “at the very bottom dollar”.
“If you look back at 2019, I was number one, Baron [Corbin] and Cash [Wheeler] were tied for number two as far as most matches in 2019 for WWE and so we were on the road every single week, four days a week, five days a week, and so when you think I’ve signed this million dollar contract or whatever, it’s not that lucrative.
“Our contracts were at the very bottom dollar. I mean, I’ll tell you mine. I don’t know about Cash’s. But our first contract for the main roster was $125, $150, $175 (thousand) across the three years and that was it.”
He went on to say that the company didn’t pay expenses, so his salary quickly went duirng his lengthy time on the road.
“No expenses at all… There’s the potential of making more than that and breaking that $125 barrier and that $125 ceiling with merch and pay-per-views and stuff like that and house shows as well but that’s what we had signed and that is a lot of money.
“That’s a lot of money to me right now but you gotta think about it, if I’m on the road five days a week, and I’m spending breakfast, lunch and dinner all five days a week, let’s not even talk about snacks or whatever.
“Breakfast, lunch and dinner, five days a week on the road while my wife is at home cooking and paying for groceries for her and my daughter and then I’m paying for rental cars and then I’m paying for hotels. I’m not making as much money as you think.”
H/T to eWrestlingNews for the above transcription.